Views being sought to tackle inequality in medical devices

The Independent Review has launched a call for evidence to gather insights from experts and organisations, as well as patients and the general public, on the potential racial and gender bias of medical devices. ’Through the call for evidence, which will be open for 8 weeks, it hopes to hear from those who work most closely with medical devices such as oxygen measuring devices and infrared scanners and other medical software and hardware, including databases and instructions for medical devices. This applies across a device’s entire life cycle – from evaluation to marketing and implementation – to identify potential biases and solutions at each and every stage.

NAMDET members are encouraged to discuss their concerns and share any evidence they may have. Regional chairs are asked to feedback to the NAMDET national board to help collate responses. Deadline is October 6th, 2022.

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